best singersThe singer Sarita Lorena (25) tonight caused a lump in the throat of her colleagues when she best singers spoke about the pitch black moments she experienced in a previous ‘toxic’ relationship. She was only 17 years old when she discovered that her boyfriend at the time was seriously addicted and they got into a fight that got completely out of control. “You are very strong indeed.”
The very honest Sarita told the story because her colleague Ferdi Bolland wanted to sing her the song that helped her through the difficult period, The climb by Miley Cyrus. “I got to know that boy when I was seventeen,” she started in the NPO 1 show. “I hadn’t had enough experience with relationships before that, I didn’t really know what love was.”
The boy was shown to have issues with himself and to be insecure, resulting in the two often arguing. “I finally found out that he was heavily addicted to hard drugs. I was anti-everything, even anti-alcohol, because of course I was very young. I tried to keep him clean. It didn’t always work out, so our fights turned into fights. So we fought a lot.”
I thought: I have to choose myself, because if I don’t, I will lose myself
Her colleagues listen in horror as Sarita herself breaks down. “There was eventually a moment when I was completely done with it, when I thought: I have to choose myself, because if I don’t, I will lose myself. it was like that poisonous that one day he would commit suicide in front of my eyes. Then I thought no, this is a line, I can’t do this’.
Sarah de Sousa Gonçalves, as the Brazilian is actually called, took the plunge. “Then I broke up with him and then he overdosed,” she said. “Damn,” Claudia de Breij could only say. “Jesus,” said Jaap Reesema. “Luckily he survived. And now… he’s living his life and I’m living mine.”
She is now several years later and she speaks strongly about it. “You are really very strong, aren’t you”, said presenter Jan Smit. “I’m going to sing if I still can,” said Bolland, who then brought a Dutch version of the hit and impressed Sarita.
“The lyrics were very beautiful, very descriptive, very relatable,” she said. “I really got a lump in my throat, but I thought no, I cried enough.” One thing was clear, Jan concluded. “Everyone has a soft spot for you, everyone on the bench, we want you to be well.”
Watch Ferdi’s performance, read on below:
Drama after recording
Today, more than ever, Sarita needs music in her life. The recordings for best singers took place in March, a few weeks ago, the singer hit a new drama. Her boyfriend, producer Siki Martina (31), was shot dead in Rotterdam.
“I have good days and I have bad days,” she said this morning of the grieving process Coffee break. ,,I have to say: this is the most difficult period of my life. Grief is a process, it goes up and down. I’m happy and grateful that I can still do my work and my passion and focus on more positive things than what happened.”
Three suspects have been arrested following the shooting at Coolhaven tube station where Martina was killed. The investigation is still ongoing.
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